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by razman
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wichita Kansas 2019 roost???
Replies: 1
Views: 4905

Wichita Kansas 2019 roost???

anyone know where the martins are roosting this year? they seem to have moved around several times over the past few years. thanks, Rick
by razman
Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wichita Ks roost????
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Wichita Ks roost????

anyone know where the martins are roosting this year? by the hospital or in old town by the Hotel??? or somewhere new? thanks, Rick
by razman
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Wichita, KS Martin Roost....
Replies: 6
Views: 1396

thanks for the info!! we were just east of Douglas and Washington last nigh just before sunset, and saw 10's of thousands of martins, but weren't sure where they were roosting! last year they were roosting just east of the railroad tracks over by Via Christi Hospital....Rick
by razman
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: video from purple martin roost in Wichita, Ks 08/12/14
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

video from purple martin roost in Wichita, Ks 08/12/14

i took this video last night.....someone estimated this roost at about 25k at this point (i have no idea, lol) it was an amazing sight. video is poor quality as it was shot at sunset without much light...hopefully you can get the flavor of it though....Rick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mo9Nd6GbDD8
by razman
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: went to Wichita roost last night.....INCREDIBLE
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Tony.....don't know the address exactly, but easy to find. it is AT the corner of Murdock and Mead literally. about a block or two east of the old roost...tens of thousands of birds last night. spectacular!!
by razman
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: went to Wichita roost last night.....INCREDIBLE
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

went to Wichita roost last night.....INCREDIBLE

i went and checked out the Wichita Ks. PM roost last night for the first time, had really no idea what to expect...WOW, it was amazing. i was sitting within 30 ft of the trees that the martins were roosting in, so needless to say, i had to duck my head a few times! LOL...i'm going back tonight, and ...
by razman
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: wichita kansas roost this year??
Replies: 1
Views: 794

wichita kansas roost this year??

forgive me if this has been covered recently, i haven't been on here much this year since i didn't have any martins show up...does anyone know if the martins are at Wesley hospital again, or have they moved somewhere new? thanks, Rick
by razman
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: ASY male spending the night??
Replies: 2
Views: 661

ASY male spending the night??

i have a ASY male that has been hanging around for several weeks, and has also been spending the night for over a week now. is this a pretty solid indication that i should have at least one pair this year? thanks! Rick
by razman
Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: checking in from Wichita Kansas!
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

thanks guys! yeah Tony, i saw that report too!!! LOL....i almost believed it was ME for a second there! not yet, but soon i hope! do you have birds yet?
by razman
Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: checking in from Wichita Kansas!
Replies: 4
Views: 1050

checking in from Wichita Kansas!

hope to have better luck this year, just some lookies last year....i see from the Ks scout report that the martins on starting to show up in Ks...hope everyone has a great season! Rick
by razman
Wed May 15, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Martins??
Replies: 17
Views: 3730

looks promising here Tony, and thanks....this "friend" of mine does not manage his site...has a TON of Nature alum houses, large castles and all.....all over his property in the heart of the city. neighbors have petitioned for something to be done. none of his houses have been converted to larger co...
by razman
Wed May 15, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Global warming (real or bunk?)
Replies: 13
Views: 3513

it's all BUNK.....come on, is man so arrogant that he believes he is responsible for climate change? AND can FIX it? talk about a God complex. the weather has changed DRAMATICALLY for thousands and even millions of years....now all of a sudden we are responsible for a one or two degree change in ave...
by razman
Tue May 14, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Kansas Martins??
Replies: 17
Views: 3730

Kansas Martins??

just yesterday, i saw my FIRST martin this season....an ASY male showed up at my site, and seemed quite comfortable hanging out on the houses and calling for other martins.....i've never had a large colony established, but have had 1-2 nesting pairs over the last 4 years...this year we took out two ...
by razman
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: glad i don't have martins...
Replies: 13
Views: 3740

Hey Rick, glad to hear you did some improvements around your house. Should definitely help you have better luck attracting some martins. I have 16 here, with 6 inches of snow..fed them crickets fri ( 600) and had planned to feed more Sunday, but wind was 25mph here..hope to feed more today..good lu...
by razman
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: glad i don't have martins...
Replies: 13
Views: 3740

I bet you're right Rick - the floodgates will likely open towards mid to end of week! Better luck to you growing your colony this year. Jeff thanks Jeff, i am optimistic this year.....just about 3 weeks ago i hired a guy to remove ALL tall trees in a three mile radius of the martin house.....well, ...
by razman
Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: glad i don't have martins...
Replies: 13
Views: 3740

i suspect they will start coming into our area pretty strong this next week as it warms up. hopefully i'll get a few at my place, only had one ASY pair last year. Rick
by razman
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:58 am
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: glad i don't have martins...
Replies: 13
Views: 3740

glad i don't have martins...

YET anyway....we have about 4" of snow on the ground tonight, still coming down here in Wichita Ks....this global warming is getting out of control! Rick
by razman
Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: All gone..Record year for me..
Replies: 10
Views: 2496

way to go Tony!!
by razman
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: OKC martin roost gets okay to remain!
Replies: 10
Views: 2319

that's fantastic news!
by razman
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: Purple Martin Forum
Topic: Season exceeded my expectations-thanks PMCA
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

great job, and congrats! thanks for sharing..

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